Platform Cooperative Conference 2017
New School, NYC - November 10-11 2017
The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges
Platform co-ops have emerged in areas like child care, art, journalism, transportation, social media, and food. Now, it is time to determine in which sector this business model works best and develop strategies for turning these experiments into robust answers to pressing challenges. How can public policy spur and protect cooperative platforms? What kinds of financing and legal support do they need?
The first platform cooperativism event in 2015 popularized the idea, and the second event in 2016 brought together co-op and union leaders to push the model forward. This third event zeroes in on ways that platform cooperatives can help to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges. The fairer digital economy we need is already emerging everywhere around us.
01 Welcome Trebor Scholz; Camille Kerr; Palak Shah; Nathan Schneider.
02 Lightning Talks
Next Labor: Michelle Miller, Abby Solomon;
Next Tech: danah boyd, Danny Spitzberg;
Next Money: Howard Brodsky, Mara Zepeda.
03 Research Reports
Ana Manzanedo and Alícia Trepat Pont; Alex Wood; Elena Lomo and Marco Tognetti; Raz Godelnik.
04 Project Showcases I
Ela Kagel ; Mathias Sager; Duncan Wallace; Teresa Munchick.
05 Lecture - Joseph Blasi
In order to expand broad-based worker ownership in platform cooperatives, it is necessary to pay attention to Federal and State tax and credit policies on businesses. Both spend trillions of dollars of tax payer funds to support businesses that concentrate wealth and it is time to reform these policies to encourage new broadly owned businesses. Joseph Blasi is the J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations and Director of the Fellowship Program on Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing. He is author of The Citizen’s Share (Yale University Press), an economic history of the “share” ownership idea in American history.
06 Project Showcases II
Nuno Silva; Brendan Martin; William Azaroff; Jen Horonjeff; Samer Hassan; Matthew Cropp; Julie Miller-Markoff; Sam Witherbee; Damiano Avellino; Marcy Chong; Thorben Wieditz; Antti Virolainen; Jutta Treviranus; Juan Jose Rodriguez; Jamie Burke; Lieza Dessein; Pia Mancini; Christopher David.
07 Public Event - What Happened to the Future
Introduction: Camille Kerr;
Moderator: Douglas Rushkoff;
Yochai Benkler; Alicia Garza; Felicia Wong.
08 Day 2 Introduction Nathan Schneider
09 Lecture - Juliet Schor
Introduction - Trebor Scholz
One method of scaling cooperatives is via conversion of existing platforms, which will require understanding the experiences and needs of platform earners. This talk will report on surprising new findings from in-depth interviews with earners on six platforms.
10 Breakout - Next Labor - Who Should Own Labor-Backed Platforms
Fredrik Söderqvist, Caitlin Pearce, David Hammer, Ana Martina Rivas
11 Breakout - Next Tech - AI and Big Data
Shirley Ogolla; Billy Tiller; Ulrich Genick; Adsila Amani.
12 Breakout - Next Money: Co-op Finance for Co-op Tech
(start missing) Elvezio Del Bianco; Christina Jennings; Derek Razo; Aaron Tanaka.
13 Breakout - Next Labor: Designing Platform Cooperatives in a Worker-Centered Way
Sasha Costanza-Chock; Debby Kaplan; Maribel Torres; Maru Bautista.
14 Breakout - Next Tech: Cooperative Infrastructure
Nathan Schneider; Ingrid Burrington; Jim Kennedy; Deb Socia; Hal Plotkin.
15 Breakout - Next Money: New Tech for New Finance
Yaso Córdova; Brad Burnham; Lucius Gregory Meredith; Ashley Taylor.
16 Unconference - Blockchain Utilization
Holochain: a new people centered approach to platforms. Distributed. Bottom-Up. Adaptive. (Matthew Schutte) The technology of trust: blockchain, ai and internet to leverage fractal autonomy and holographic accountability A technology allowing coop platforms to use the blockchain for trust and value redistribution (hexalina)
17 Unconference - Co-design of platform coops
18 Unconference - Tools for building culture without consensus
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